Sunday 22nd Apr, 2018

Master plan process for Geraldton Port underway

Photo: Oliver Probert
Photo: Oliver Probert

A MASTER planning process for the Port of Geraldton is now underway with the release of a public feedback survey.

The master plan process aims to map out the Port’s role and infrastructure need for the next three decades.

Main objectives for the process include articulating the future layout of Geraldton Port, understanding infrastructure requirements, considering port-community issues and identifying operational requirements to meet the needs of stakeholders.

Mid West Ports chairman John Elkington said the new master plan would map out land use options while factoring in industrial estates and the ongoing need to protect port access corridors.

“Early consultation is planned prior to the appointment of project consultants with the release of the Port of Geraldton’s Pre-Project Master Planning Survey today seeking public and stakeholder feedback on the important issues for the project,” he said.

Western Australia minister for transport Rita Saffioti said, “We want to identify future opportunities for the Port of Geraldton, including looking at where new local jobs can be created through different industries”.

“Stakeholder and community feedback is critical for this project to ensure their views are considered from the early stages of the project,” she said.

The master plan is slated to be completed during the first half of 2019.

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